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Jazz Guitar Meets Church Organ
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CD Jazz Guitar Meets Church Organ

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**** Stars

Down Beat Review

Previous reviews
The freshest music I have heard in years.
Artistic quality:10 sound: 9 Overal impression:10
What should one admire most about this CD that takes it listener (me anyway) on a fantastic sound journey and discloses a new, in the beginning maybe disruptive, but entoxicating musical world?....

The music keeps on being interesting and meaningful (....) little changes and additions keeps the listerner interested: where will they go next? (.....) Intriguing, but not just that: just plain pretty too.

A heartfelt meeting between two instruments that have gone their own long seperate ways but yet get along just fine here......

...sensitive and interactive music.....Impressive music.

Pictures: Lukasz Cwiklinski

Previous reviews
Joep and Gero have produced a tremendous record..........hats off to the creativity of Van Leeuwen and Korner.

Van Leeuwen and Korner hand in a CD in which a whealth of common timbres is displayed with care and taste..

Thoughtful compositions performed with discipline and art.

The remarkable meeting of two instruments and two diverse characters......

The result is a great sample of musical craftsmanship, combined with sheer joy for playing. This cd shows two perfectly attuned musicians that bring their instruments to the utmost. Then cautious, searching, sometimes experimental, then wrought with pure swing........
JazzAround (SudPresse)
Blue Note with strings and pipes!

Down Beat is the worlds leading jazz magazine since 1934.
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...This CD is a real meeting, not a nonchalant jam to ad lib on some existing jazz standards... a thorough research of a new musical world....

.......taken from the 32 page booklet with comprehensive track annotation and sheet music excerpts. Read full text

Cover by Bruno van Leeuwen, age 8. Cover design by Designo. Booklet designed by William Korver.

liner notes by Jasper van 't Hof

Dutch Organ Magazine Het Orgel published a cover story on this project. Read the full article in Dutch.

TV Interview

Gero Körner
This project premiered in October 2009 for Jazz Maastricht: click for pictures


A Wave and a Drop & Notes and Disnodes by Joep van Leeuwen for string quartet, jazz guitar & jazz bass
Jazz Guitar Meets Plain Chant, Schola Maastricht featuring Joep van Leeuwen, jazz guitar. Joep van Leeuwen International Trio Live

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Solo Jazz Guitar

CD Solo Jazz Guitar It Could Happen To You
Liner notes by John Abercrombie (Check out latest CD in duo with Marc Copland)
........Het Album It Could Happen to You is uitzonderlijk in zijn soort en klasse. Het dozijn opnames straalt een weldadige rust uit......

Recorded on an acoustic 1939 Gibson L7

........The album "It Could Happen to You" is unique in its kind and class. The dozen recordings radiate a benevolent tranquility......

Read full review: JazzFlits April 25, 2011

Solo CD availabe on CD-Baby too. Jazz Guitar meets Church Organ available on CD Baby too.

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